Ernest A. Davis, Scranton, died early Wednesday morning at home surrounded by his loving family. His wife of 56 years is the former Dorothy Fritzen.
Born in 1935 in Scranton, he was the son of the late John H and Gwendolyn Canterbury Davis and was a 1953 graduate of West Scranton High School. He was a lifetime member of Berean Church where he served as a trustee, treasurer and was a deacon for over 50 years. He had been a member of the Army National Guard. Prior to his retirement he had been employed by Emery Worldwide in the accounting department for 38 years.
Ernie enjoyed gardening and doing crossword puzzles. Most of all he loved being with and doing things with his family.
The family would like to thank the Allied Hospice staff for the kind and compassionate care they afforded Ernie in his final days.
Also surviving are sons Paul and wife Melanie of Russellville, KY and Steven and wife Leanne of Dalton; a daughter Susan Williams and husband Jack of Scranton; a sister Dorothy Williams and husband Donald of Scranton; grandchildren Megan Davis, Kiersten Davis and husband Zach, Lauren Davis, Ian, Walker, Cooper and Madalyn Davis, Alexis and Morgan Williams; a great granddaughter Aubrey Davis; nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by brothers Charles and Donald.
The family acknowledges the situation that Coronavirus has posed and wants friends and loved ones to know that your personal prayers will always outweigh your presence at this time.
A memorial service will be scheduled at a day and time to be announced.
In lieu of flowers the family encourages memorial contributions be made to Berean Church 2754 Jackson St. Scranton, PA 18504.
To share a memory or to express your condolences to the family please visit www.vanstonandjames.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Vanston and James Funeral Home and are under the care and direction of Robert C. Jones, funeral director.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Tom Penny Sheakoski
Davis family all our thoughts and prayers.
Tom and Penny
Concetta M Reese
So sorry for your loss I worked with Ernie at Emery, he was a great man.
What a beautiful picture of a beautiful man! So so sorry to read of his passing. Wish we could be there with you. Sincere condolences. Joe and Elaine Beck
My condolences to the Davis family. I was lucky enough to share a cubicle with Ernie at Emery, and he loved to talk about his family; he was so proud of them. At work, he would freely offer his help, advice, and friendship. A great guy. So sorry for your loss.